Alzheimer’s: Poor air quality may contribute to cognitive decline

More evidence points to the idea that air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests that tiny polluting particles carried by dirty air can enter the brain, possibly contributing to cognitive decline. Share on PinterestWomen living in highly polluted areas are likelier to experience cognitive decline. It is no secret…

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Manny Jacinto of ‘The Good Place’ Plummets to Earth

Manny Jacinto, a star of the metaphysical sitcom “The Good Place,” would like to be the kind of actor who does his own stunts. He isn’t. “After you get hit four or five times, you say, ‘No, O.K., let’s get the stunt double,’” he said. But on a bleak Sunday in November, Mr. Jacinto, 32,…

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Five Places to Visit in Washington, D.C. With a Black Digital Storyteller

Lanae Spruce describes herself as a foodie and cultural connoisseur. But in the nation’s capital, the 31-year-old is better known for digital storytelling and building social media brands. Until September, Ms. Spruce designed and managed the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s award-winning social media accounts for more than six years. ImageLanae…

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New York’s Best Outdoor Food Fair? We May Have Found It

Yailyn Nuñez and Christian de Jesus love the Bronx. But one thing is missing, they said: accessibility to different kinds of food. “Jesus doesn’t eat meat, so there aren’t a lot of options,” Ms. Nuñez said. “You see a lot of Dominican food, fried fish,” she continued. “You have choices, but certain cuisines you don’t…

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How Marla Maples Spends Her Sundays

“I’d like to share a little secret with you,” said a sympathetic real estate agent, played by Marla Maples, in the 1998 movie “Happiness.” “Divorce was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Ms. Maples herself seems to be thriving since splitting from her ex, now the 45th president of the United States, some…

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The Zen of Weight Lifting

One of my favorite movements at the gym is called a farmer’s carry. You hold a heavy weight — for me, around 95 pounds — in each hand and attempt to walk with a solid, upright posture for between 30 and 60 seconds. Once, while my workout partners and I were carrying, as we say,…

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Practicing Gratitude, for a Change

At Thanksgiving, when the seedling phase of my divorce from the father of my three children was well underway, we agreed it was time for us to start spending holidays apart. I laid out the plan for that year, and my daughter protested. “But Mom,” she said, “What will we eat without you?” That afternoon,…

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Our Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Many desserts are vegetarian, but we’ll take this opportunity to plug some of our readers favorite dessert recipes anyway. David Tanis’s cranberry curd tart is jaw-droppingly beautiful, an Instagram-worthy crowd favorite that’s also gluten-free. (Pro tip: The secret to achieving that ruby red color every time is puréeing the cooked cranberries in a blender or…

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Colette’s Burgundy

With her wry sense of humor honed by a coquettish but self-doubting vanity, the French novelist Colette would doubtless have been flattered to see the painstakingly authentic renovation of her childhood home by the Paris decorator Jacques Grange in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye. Born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in 1873 in this Burgundian village 115 miles south of Paris, she…

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Victoria’s Secret, Struggling on Many Fronts, Cancels Annual Fashion Show

A colorful spectacle of pop music, skimpy lingerie and some of the world’s most famous supermodels, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show had long been a ratings powerhouse and a prime-time marketing bonanza. But after years of plummeting viewership, L Brands, the parent company of the lingerie company, announced on Thursday that it would no longer…

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